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John Kraemer & Sons


Famous German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is credited with saying “There is beauty in simplicity” and “Less is more.” He understood the value of clean lines, quality materials and craftsmanship, and serene, uncluttered spaces—all defining features of this beautiful modern Wayzata home, built by John Kraemer and Sons, designed by Charlie Simmons of Charlie & Co, and in collaboration with Lifestyle Property Developers, KGA Lifestyle. The home is also beautifully staged by Martha O’Hara Interiors.

With strict symmetry and advanced craftsmanship dictating every angle, the 5,000-square-foot, four bedroom, 4.5-bath home respects minimalist architecture while functioning for today’s family, a testament to the skills of both builder and architect.

Natural elements and textured layers work together to lend warmth, evident in the hardwood floors, granite countertops, full rift-cut white oak cabinetry, tray vault ceilings, great room built-ins, and multiple fireplaces. Oversized windows capitalize on views of Lake Minnetonka while creating a bright and relaxing atmosphere.

Special features in the home include an expansive deck off the great room, 650-bottle insulated glass wine storage room near the kitchen, elegant master suite with a large patio overlooking the backyard, and spa-like master bath with a walk-in rain shower and freestanding tub.

The lower level hosts three additional bedrooms closed off from the wet bar/entertainment area by a large white oak barn door, along with space roughed in for a future steam room and sauna.

In today’s go-go-go world, this home epitomizes “less is more:” Less stress, less clutter, less noise, so that the future owners can focus on more fun, more dinner parties and get-togethers, more relaxation, and more quality time together.

Read our article on this home: “Luxury Meets Simplicity in this John Kraemer & Sons Wayzata Home”

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